Cosmos 100 Hotel & Centro de Conveciones
Travel Blogs from Bogota
... I was delighted to be able to walk around Candelaria with the old and modern side by side.
I was unable to stay out all day as my flu was getting progressively worse and so I retired to the hotel to try and sleep away the symptoms.The following day I was to set out with Henry to Villa de Leyva in the rolling hills North of Bogota to see life outside of the city and I was going to need some energy for this all day excursion,by 7pm I was crashed out on the bed fast asleep.
... who was the main man in the fight for independence
against the Spanish. Virtually every country here has statues and streets named
after him, he didn’t really belong to a certain country although I think he was
Argentinian, but he fought for all countries. We then went to the spot along
the main street where Jorge Gaintan was shot in 1948. He was mayor of Bogota
and running for president at the time and symbolised an end to violence against
... fantastic (and as a bonus, our waiter even spoke a little English!). The kids stayed with Nubia - the housekeeper from the house we are staying in. The kids loved her (asked if she could stay with them again!). While we were at Bandito, the table beside us became occupied by four guys -- who seemed to be figuring out the Spanish to order, just like us (although they clearly didn't have Wordlens!). It turned out they were from Toronto! Small, small world.
An awesome day in ...
The power went off a couple of times last night – it had apparently been off for 3 days straight until yesterday due to the heavy rains. The 11am silence in the house rules was not adhered to, surprise, surprise! - the staff blamed their laxity on the power cut! If you don't want angry tired guests, you shouldn’t cram as many rooms in a possible creating them in corridors out of hardboard!
... place, but everytime we asked someone what it was all about, they would reply “you have to go and see for yourself”. So, I beesech every one of you, if you're ever in Bogota, visit this place. Itīs part bar, part restaurant, part circus decorated kitsch mecca, part sprawl of street vendors and by all accounts, a great time.
The next handful of days in Bogota were spent in a raincoat, as it ...